"30 Years Kohl Era" - Gala

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C-L) and Maike Kohl-Richter (C-R) chat with former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (C) as former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi (R) and European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pottering (L) look on upon their arrival at a gala evening in Kohl's honour at the Deutsches Museum on September 27, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Guests from politics, church and society attended the event to honour Kohl on the 30th anniversary of Kohl becoming chancellor. During his chancellorship Kohl facillitated the end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification.
(Sept. 26, 2012 - Source: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe)